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Consular Registration

I am a Portuguese citizen living in Massachusetts. Should I register at the Consulate?

Yes. If you live in Bristol, Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes or Nantucket Counties, you can register in this Consulate.
If you live in other Massachusetts Counties, you should register in the Consulate of Portugal in Boston.


How do I register at the Consulate?

Documents you should present:

  • 1 color ID type picture or a scanned one
  • Copy of your Citizen Card or Portuguese Passport
  • (Minors who do not have a Citizen Card should present a birth certificate).

No fee



If you are already registered you can apply for a Certificate of Registration for USD 11.43. If issued through a consular outreach session, the cost is: $13,15.


What is the purpose of registering?

Portuguese citizens who reside outside Portugal should register at the Consulate of Portugal. Registration is necessary for obtaining any type of document and it can be particularly useful if you are in an emergency situation.

Registration is a consular act through which your identification is recorded in the consular archives of the Consulate with jurisdiction over your area of residence.

You can only register if you possess a valid Portuguese identification document.

Minors under 10 years of age who need to be registered are not required to be present, but their legal representative needs to apply in person.

Consular registration can only happen if you have Portuguese citizenship.